Boston pities us for what McCourt has done to Dodgers

Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan writes that the happiest thing for a Boston sports fan these days is that Frank McCourt is L.A.'s problem now. "All parties concerned will benefit from the exit of the McCourts from major league baseball. It’s hard to imagine a more disastrous stewardship...," Ryan says. He does wonder why baseball commissioner Bud Selig let McCourt have the Dodgers when he wouldn't let McCourt buy the Red Sox. After all, Ryan writes, "Selig knew McCourt was 99 percent Hat and 1 percent Cattle at the time he sought to purchase the Red Sox in what would have been a ludicrously leveraged deal, and yet that same state of affairs was deemed perfectly acceptable when he sought to purchase the Dodgers." More from the column:

It took a man with a spectacularly well-developed reverse Midas touch to turn an elite franchise in which the team had drawn in excess of three million fans 24 times in the last 32 years to one in which attendance is down to an official count of 64 percent capacity, which we all know is a lie.

But it’s not just the numbers. The collateral damage to the image of this proud franchise is equally catastrophic.

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